State Senator Jake Chapman: “I want to allow Iowans to use that full refund or that stimulus check to spur economic activity.”
Gov. Kim Reynolds: “Iowans are scared, and they’re nervous. And I appreciate that, but we’re going to get through it… So hang in there.”
The Republican Party of Iowa announced district conventions scheduled for Saturday, April 25th will not convene due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Iowa Department of Public Health has been notified of 56 additional positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 235 positive cases and two additional deaths.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordered most retail stores closed in addition to the other COVID-19 closures, and extended the closures through April 7, 2020.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced that during the week of March 15-21, 2020, 41,890 people who work in Iowa filed unemployment insurance claims.
Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate inn Iowa’s 1st Congressional District’s race, announced the support of more than 450 grassroots leaders.
Gov. Kim Reynolds: “We all have a role and responsibility to mitigate the spread of the virus and protect the health of our fellow Iowans.”
Speaker Pat Grassley called on Iowa Democrats and Better Democracy PAC to suspend fundraising using the public health emergency to attack Republicans.
Steven Holt: The sudden reality of COVID-19 is also a test of our state and national character, and for many an opportunity to grow in their faith.
The Iowa Department of Public Health learned of the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), an elderly resident of Dubuque County.
Nine candidates saw a challenge to their nominating petition signatures for the June primary, the State Objection Panel only upheld one of the challenges.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was unwilling to speculate on a timeframe for when the public health emergency restrictions will be lifted, saying the process is fluid.
Pro-life physicians call for all elective abortions to be suspended in accordance with the current CDC recommendations pertaining to elective procedures and office visits.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the launch of a new grant program and tax payment deferment for Iowa small businesses experiencing disruption due to COVID-19.